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1 LATTIMORE, Owen (1900-1989) Ordeal by Slander
Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1950 hardcover First edition. 8vo. 236 pp. Grey cloth, blue-stamped cover, blue- stamped spine title, dust jacket; jacket chipped with some los 
Boston:: Little, Brown & Co.. 1950. hardcover. First edition. 8vo. 236 pp. Grey cloth, blue-stamped cover, blue-. stamped spine title, dust jacket; jacket chipped with some loss,. endpapers stained. Very good.. Owen Lattimore was a U. S. author, educator and influential scholar of Central Asia, especially Mongolia. He was accused by U. S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of being “a top Russian spy.” Some people credit Lattimore with coining the term McCarthyism, but Herbert Block was first to use the term, in a cartoon in the Washington Post. In 1952, Lattimore was indicted for perjury on seven counts. Six of the counts related to various discrepancies between Lattimore’s testimony and the IP.R. records; the seventh accused Lattimore of seeking to deliberately deceive the S.I.S.S. Lattimore's defenders, such as his lawyer Abe Fortas, claimed that the discrepancies were caused by McCarran deliberately asking questions about arcane and obscure matters that took place in the 1930s out of the hope that Lattimore would not be able to recall them properly, thereby giving grounds for a perjury indictment. Within three years, the charges against him were dismissed. His book Ordeal by Slander is his own account of this episode.” [Wikipedia]. . 2 Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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2 LIPSIUS, Justus (1547-1606). [6 works] Politicorum sive Civilis Doctrinae Libri Sex. Qui ad Principatum maxime spectant [with:] … Ad Libros Politicorum Notae, …
Antverpiae, Officiana Plantiniana, Apud Balthasarem Moretum, … 613-25 hardcover Six books (or parts) in one volume. [Officiana Plantiniana, Apud Balthasarem Moretum, & Viduam Ioannis Moreti, & Io. Meu 
Antverpiae,: Officiana Plantiniana, Apud Balthasarem Moretum, …. 613-25. hardcover. Six books (or parts) in one volume. [Officiana Plantiniana, Apud. Balthasarem Moretum, & Viduam Ioannis Moreti, & Io. Meursium, 1623,. 1623, 1623, 1625, 1613, 1622.] 4to. 223, [1]; 103, [5]; [viii], 213,. [7]; 8, [xvi], 140, [6] pp. Titles with printer’s device, decorative. head and tailpieces, indices; light staining or browning, tearing. esp. first and last few leafs along margins. Original double ruled. calf with four raised spine bands, all edges red; heavily worn with. joints split, holding at cords. Blind stamps of prior ownership on. title and elsewhere. Poor binding but internally good.. ONE OF LIPSIUS’ MOST FAMOUS BOOKS ON POLITICS & CIVIL DOCTRINE. A sammelband of works by Lipsius, including his books on politics, civil doctrine (Politicorum sive Civilis), political advice and examples (Monita et exempla politica) – intended as a sequel to his Politica. The Liber de una religione, (Book on One Religion) was “written in response to Coornhert’s objections to his views on toleration.” – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. ¶ “In 1576 Lispius returned to Catholic Louvain. However after his property was looted by soldiers a second time he fled again in 1579, this time to the Calvinist University of Leiden. He remained at Leiden for thirteen years and it is to this period that his two most famous books were written – De Constantia Libri Duo (1584) and Politicorum sive Civilis Doctrinae Libri Sex (1589).” ¶ “In his Politicorum sive Civilis Doctrinae Libri Sex (‘Six Books on Politics or Civil Doctrine’) Lipsius drew upon a wide range of classical sources, with a particular emphasis upon Tacitus, and the work has been characterized, not unfairly, as not much more than a compendium of quotations. In it he argued that no State should permit more than one religion within its borders and that all dissent should be punished without mercy. Experience had taught him that civil conflict enflamed by religious intolerance was far more dangerous and destructive than despotism. ¶ “The treatise is concerned with the creation of civil life, defined as ‘that which we lead in the society of men, one with another, to mutual commodity and profit, and common use of all’ (Pol. 1.1). Such a life has two necessary conditions, virtue (virtute) and prudence (prudentia). Book One is devoted to an analysis of these two conditions: virtue requires piety and goodness; prudence is dependent upon use and memory. Book Two opens by arguing that government is necessary for civil life and that the best form of government is a principality. Civil concord requires all to submit to the will of one. ‘Principality’ (principatus) is defined as ‘rule by one for the good of all’ (Pol. 2.3). For the Prince to achieve this he himself must have both virtue and prudence. The remainder of Book Two is devoted to princely virtues, the most important being justice and clemency. Book Three moves on to consider princely prudence, and this remains the theme for the rest of the work. There are two types of prudence, one’s own and the advice of others. Book Three focuses upon prudent advisors in the form of counsellors and ministers. Book Four is concerned with a Prince’s own prudence, which must be carefully developed in the light of experience. This … may be divided into civil and military prudence. The rest of Book Four outlines two types of civil prudence, that concerned with matters divine and that concerned with matters human. Military Prudence is the subject of Books Five and Six. Book Five deals with external military prudence (war with foreign powers), while Book Six deals with internal military prudence (civil war). ¶ “The central theme of the work is clear from the outset. Lipsius – pre-empting Hobbes – places order and peace far above civil liberties and personal freedom. Individual political rights are little consolation when surrounded by violent anarchy. The first task for politics is to secure peace for all and this can only be done if power is concentrated in one individual. It can also only be achieved if only one religion is allowed in any particular State. If one has concerns about such a concentration of power, the proper way to reduce them is to educate the holder of power, to develop his virtue and prudence, and to remind him that he holds power in order to secure peace, not to create terror. If a Prince forgets this last point and turns into a tyrant, there may be grounds to challenge his position. However Lipsius emphasizes that there is nothing more miserable than civil war which should be avoided at all costs.” – Encyclopedia of Philosophy. FULL TITLE: Politicorum sive Civilis Doctrinae Libri Sex. Qui ad Principatum maxime spectant [with:] … Ad Libros Politicorum Notae, et De Una Religione Liber. Aucta omnia & innouata. [with:] De Una Religione, Adversus Dialogistam Liber … [with:] … Monita et Exempla Politica. Libri Duo, Qui Virtutes et Vitia Principum Spectant. [with:] Leges Regiae et Leges X. Virales, I. Lipsi opera studiose collectae. Editio ultima; [with:] … Dissertatiuncula apud principes: Item C. Plini Panegyricus Liber Traiano Dictus, … . 3 
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3 MUNRO, William Bennett. Personality in Politics: Reformers, Bosses, and Leaders: What They Do and How They Do It.
New York: Macmillan 1924 hardcover 8vo. 114 pp. Gilt-stamped red cloth; edges lightly worn. Very good. 
New York:: Macmillan. 1924. hardcover. 8vo. 114 pp. Gilt-stamped red cloth; edges lightly worn. Very good.. 2 
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4 [HOBBES] GOLDSMITH, M. M. Hobbes’s science of politics.
New York & London: Columbia University Press, (1968). 
8vo. xv, 274 pp. Grey cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket; jacket worn. Ownership signature on ffep. Very good. Second printing. Dust jacket present. 
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